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Fermanagh / Re: Robert and Jane WILSON, Magheracross
« on: Sunday 20 March 16 22:13 GMT (UK)  »
Kerry-Lynne, I have no knowledge of the Wilson in Canada to whom you refer. I continue to believe my great grandmother, Rebecca Maria Wilson Thompson's parents were a Robert and Jane Bleakley Wilson and that Rebecca was born in 1838 in County Fermanagh. I have a photograph of a Robert Wilson gravesite in the Kilskeery Church of Ireland (Anglican), County Tyrone, but I do NOT believe it is the gravesite of my great great grandfather, Rebecca's father. There were too many Robert Wilsons from 1800 to 1838 with too little information for me to discern more than the little I know. Rebecca's father was a carpenter, according to her marriage record, which meant he probably worked for an estate. William Bleakley and John Hall witnessed the marriage of Rebecca to John Hetherington Thompson in 1861. Ceremony was performed by the Rector Henry Burke.

Fermanagh / Re: Robert and Jane WILSON, Magheracross
« on: Sunday 08 March 15 01:14 GMT (UK)  »
Shaun, I have very little information on the Wilsons, although my father was given the name Wilson at birth to Sarah and Peter Frank Atkins.  Sarah was the second daughter of John Hetherington Thompson and Rebecca Wilson Thompson born in Philadelphia, PA. Rebecca was born in 1838 to Robert and Jane Bleakley Wilson. I have tried to find out why John and Rebecca settled in Philadelphia unsuccessfully. There were Armstrongs in the ancestry of John Thompson. I live in Lancaster, PA, the home of the international Armstrong Cork Co. Although I am 79 I am on a Fermanagh Facebook site and keep in touch with many genealogical friends this way. I have a contact person in Fermanagh, whom I met in 2007 when my daughter and I traveled to Northern Ireland. I had been there the previous year with my third cousin. It was only through serendipity that I found John and Rebecca's marriage through the marriage registry at Magheracross.

Fermanagh / Re: Robert and Jane WILSON, Magheracross
« on: Saturday 07 March 15 21:29 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much Shaun Hobson. This is the confirmation I needed. I haven't visited Fermanagh since 2007. Since I am now 79, I doubt very much whether I will cross the Big Pond again. I thought that Robert and Jane were my great great grand parents, but I was not certain of Jane's maiden name or the year they were married! We are surviving 10 inches of fresh snow from Thursday in Pennsylvania, but hopefully the temps next week will take care of melting. It was minus one degree Fahrenheit this morning! Blessings on you and your family for a wonderful Easter season. I am most grateful for your interest in genealogy!

Fermanagh / Re: WILSON, Gortaloughan and Mullaghmeen Townlands, County Fermanagh
« on: Monday 06 April 09 13:09 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Soopy!

Please read my PM!


Fermanagh / WILSON, Gortaloughan and Mullaghmeen Townlands, County Fermanagh
« on: Friday 06 March 09 14:10 GMT (UK)  »

I would love to hear from any WILSON descendants of Robert, John, William from County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland circa 1800 to 1875.

Fermanagh / William BLEAKLEY: Who was he?
« on: Wednesday 10 September 08 16:06 BST (UK)  »
A William BLEAKLEY witnessed the marriage of John THOMPSON and Rebecca WILSON in the Ballinamallard C of I in 1861. Was he family or just a friend? Any information welcomed.

Thanks in advance.


Tyrone / Mary Jane THOMPSON
« on: Saturday 06 September 08 21:03 BST (UK)  »
Mary Jane THOMPSON was baptized in 1828 in the Kilskeery Church of Ireland. Parents were John and Elizabeth Hetherington
THOMPSON, Drumsonnus. John was a farmer. Would love to hear from anyone with information about Mary Jane.

Thank you in advance.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Peter Wilson Halliday
« on: Wednesday 27 August 08 19:16 BST (UK)  »
As we have learned, Peter, Rebecca was born in Manhattan in 1872 not Philadelphia to Robert and Elizabeth Roulston Wilson.
Robert was born about 1845 and Elizabeth about 1844 in
Northern Ireland.

Peter Wilson Halliday (1939-2008) aka farmer would have celebrated his 69th birthday on 28 August 2008. Happy
Birthday, farmer!

Armagh / Re: Graham Family to Pennsylvania
« on: Wednesday 20 August 08 13:27 BST (UK)  »

Thank you, Kim, for your response and information sent in a PM. I wonder if some of the early Graham families in Pennsylvania (1700s) joined the later Graham families in Canada (1800s) and whether descendants kept in contact with Grahams in Tullywinny!

Best wishes on your search!

Gwyneth aka Carole

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